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President Heron

President Heron
President Heron is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

President Heron is a high quality French dessert pear. Although it was raised right at the end of the 19th century it is very much in the tradition of French / Belgian dessert pears of the first half of the 19th century.

The fruits are quite large, with an attractive golden green skin, and ripen in mid-September. They can be kept in a fridge for several months, but need careful handling because they are easy to bruise. The fine flesh has a buttery consistency and a mild sweet flavour.

The tree is a reliable and regular bearer, and starts fruiting from a young age. It seems resistant to most diseases. Although not self-fertile it is readily pollinated by most other pears that flower in the middle of the pear blossom season.

President Heron is widely grown in France, and is a good choice for the home orchard.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

President Heron organic pear trees for sale

  • 1-year tree on BA29 rootstock 19.45€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years)
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President Heron characteristics

  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Picking periodmid-September
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use1-2 months
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance
  • MildewSome resistance
  • Fire blightSome resistance
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGoldGreen / Yellow
  • Fruit sizeAverageLarge